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X:1 T:Lowlands of Holland [3] M:C L:1/8 R:Air B:Joyce – Ancient Irish Music (1873, p. 69) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G E>F|G2G2 A>FEF|A3B d2 ed|B2 AF E2 E2|D6 E2| G2G2 A>FEF|A3B d2 ed|B2 AF E2 E2|E6|| A2|B2e2e2|dB|A3B d2 ed|B2 AF E2E2|D6 E>F| G3B AFEF|A3B d2 ed|B2 AF E2E2|E6||

LOWLANDS OF HOLLAND [3]. Irish, Air (4/4 time). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "This song to this air is known also in Scotland; but the Irish and the Scotch versions differ much. The Scotch song is given in Wood's Songs of Scotland; and I give here our Anglo-Irish words as I have always heard them sung by the people of Limerick. So far regarding the words. The Irish air is however quite different from the Scotch; it is well known in Munster; and I have been quite familiar with it all my life. It is now published for the first time" (Joyce). O'Neill prints a "Lowlands of Holland" which bears little resemblance to Joyce's tune, and says his setting "appears to be unknown beyond a limited district in west Cork" (where O'Neill was born).

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Printed sources : - Joyce (Ancient Irish Music), 1873; p. 69. Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 404, p. 214.

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